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078 — Jim Tselikis

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Podcast Summary:

Shark Tank Alum, Jim Tselikis, is building a lobster empire with his cousin, Sabin. He shares his story becoming a Co-CEO with his cousin. I was most impressed how he has navigated the challenge of holding employees, who have become friends, accountable to productivity. He also talks about:

  1. How he and his cousin, Sabin, divide the CEO responsibilities.
  2. How assessment tools helped he and his cousin, Sabin, build a strong relationship.
  3. Why they chose the franchise route.
  4. This quote: “It’s about how to make this better and how to humanize this.”
  5. How to navigate being friendly with staff and holding staff accountable.
  6. This quote: “We’ve stayed true…to what we’ve done with our product with our sourcing with everything with our supply in our family in Maine…keep the brand consistency…proud of that.”

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041 — Laura Novak

Podcast Summary:

Laura Novak is a the Founder and CEO of Little Nest Portraits who has uncovered the secret sauce of growing a high touch, high quality portrait studio franchise in the age of smart phone photos. Her commitment to her customers, growth opportunities for her employees, and a dedication to organizational excellence all come together in a powerful CEO who continues to grow. And, I truly enjoyed her story about following up on customer concerns and her somewhat unconventional approach to filling the organizational roles in her organization. Her company may be called LITTLE Nest, but she is growing this into a BIG business. 🙂

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